How To Find A Renal Dietitian, What they do & why kidney patients can benefit from one

Episode 209: How To Find A Renal Dietitian, What they do & why kidney patients can benefit from one. You may have heard of a registered dietitian or a registered dietitian nutritionist. But have you ever heard of a renal dietitian nutritionist? Renal dietitian nutritionists are a sub-specialty in the nutrition realm. Many dietitians can cover an immense range of health conditions. Renal dietitian nutritionists, however, focus on the renal diet for chronic kidney disease.

Renal Dietitian Nutritionist Jen Hernandez of Plant-Powered Kidneys discusses:
What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
What it takes to be a dietitian
What it takes to be a nutritionist
How to become a renal dietitian nutritionist
Becoming a board-certified renal dietitian
How common are board-certified renal dietitian nutritionists?
What does a renal dietitian nutritionist do?
Who can work with a renal dietitian nutritionist?
When can I work with a renal dietitian?
Before a kidney diagnosis
When you first find out
When you get new labs
If your kidney function changes
When you’re scared of food
How to find a renal dietitian?
Renal dietitians are also online!
Resources to find a renal dietitian
What if I can’t see a renal dietitian but I want to learn more?

Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's "Renal Dietitian Nutritionist: What We Do, Who We Serve & How To Find One" blog

Plant-Powered Kidneys Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes 🥗.


Jen Hernandez and the other renal dietitians of Plant-Powered Kidneys help those with kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet 🥑 ! Jen's kidney warriors spend less time stressing over the "right" foods to eat 😓 and more time saving their kidney function and loving life 🙌 !

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